States with the highest jobless rates

POSTED: 11:58 AM Sep 24 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Sep 07 2015

While unemployment rates have been steadily falling nationwide, these states just can't seem to catch a break.

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The unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in August, reaching its lowest level since the recession hit. While unemployment may be steadily falling nationwide, these states just can't seem to catch a break. Check out the 20 states with the highest jobless rates as of July 2015, the latest data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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